Billy and His Pal (1911)
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Ranch hand Jim is a friend to a boy named Billy at the corral he works for. When a Mexican gets fresh with a lady, he socks him, but the fight is broken up. Later, on the trail, Jim sends Billy to the store where he overhears the Mexican and his gang plot revenge.Jim's kidnapped and tied in the path of a large rock they plan to roll over him, but Billy rouses the other hands to ride to a rescue.
Boys will be boys and every boy has his hero as a model of what manner of man he would like to be when he grows up. Jim, the cowpuncher is Billy's Idea of what a man ought to be and he becomes his faithful admirer and pal. Madge is the "angel" of the ranch and there is not one of the ranchers who would not lay down his life for her. Jim loves her and she is not averse to his attentions. This arouses the jealousy of a presumptuous Mexican who attempts to embrace Madge and is quickly knocked down and out by Jim. The Mexican plots revenge and his villainy is overheard by Billy. He notifies Madge and she rallies the cowboys together and leads them to the assistance of Jim who has been captured by the Mexican and his gang who are preparing to kill him. Madge and her friends arrive in the nick of time to save Jim from being crushed to death by a rock which the fiends are about to hurl upon him from the precipice above. A running battle between the cowboys and the Mexicans takes place and soon the would-be murderers are captured. Madge helps unloosen Jim's bonds. When he is fee he clasps her to his breast. Billy puts in an appearance and, when Madge tells Jim that the boy saved him, Jim grasps his hand and Billy is the happiest boy in all Texas.
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